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Nomads Sydney - Hostel

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Double Room, Ensuite | In-room safe, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, iron/ironing board
Double Room, Ensuite | In-room safe, iron/ironing board

Overview of Nomads Sydney - Hostel

Nomads Sydney - Hostel

1.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Circular Quay

6.8/10 Good

306 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
The price is AU$117
Price available on 4/12/2022
477 Kent St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Business centre
  • Limo/town car service
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Arcade/games room

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 18 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 29 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 30 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 5 min drive
  • Star Casino - 5 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 8 min drive
  • Luna Park - 11 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 24 min drive
  • Coogee Beach - 28 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 30 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 21 min walk
  • Town Hall Station - 2 min walk
  • Museum Station - 9 min walk
  • Convention Light Rail Station - 10 min walk


  • Sepia - 2 min walk
  • Grandma's Bar - 2 min walk
  • Menya-City - 2 min walk
  • Tetsuya's - 3 min walk
  • Home Thai - 3 min walk

About this property

Nomads Sydney - Hostel

Nomads Sydney - Hostel features a nightclub and puts you within a 15-minute drive of Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, this hostel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sydney Harbour Bridge and 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Bondi Beach. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and nightlife. Public transportation is only a short walk: Town Hall Station is 2 minutes and Museum Station is 9 minutes.


Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 428 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - midnight)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness centre

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Nightclub


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Scary Canary – This bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Backpacker Base
Base Backpacker
Base Backpacker Hostel
Base Backpacker Hostel Sydney
Base Backpacker Sydney
Base Sydney
Base Sydney Backpacker
Sydney Base
Base Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Base Sydney Hostel

Frequently asked questions

Does Nomads Sydney - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Nomads Sydney - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nomads Sydney - Hostel on 4 Dec 2022 start from AU$117, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Nomads Sydney - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (17-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Nomads Sydney - Hostel and nearby?
Nomads Sydney - Hostel has a nightclub and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Nomads Sydney - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Scary Canary. Nearby restaurants include Home Thai (3-min walk), Shalom Indonesian Restaurant (3-min walk) and Workshop Espresso (3-min walk).
What's the area around Nomads Sydney - Hostel like?
Nomads Sydney - Hostel is a short 2-minute walk from Town Hall Station and 18 minutes' walk from Circular Quay. The local area is considered walkable, as well as having good nightlife.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Central location, but unfortunately noisy with the main road traffic all night, bar downstairs, the room was run down, had a mouldy funky smell and bed that sinks into the middle and squeaks. Rude and aggroant male staff who checked us in.
Celia, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Stephen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

An inexpensive place to stay and conveniently close to Town Hall Station. Basic, but adequate, facilities and room. Only downside is the noise from Scary Canary-at least on Saturday nights. They do provide ear plugs though!
David, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Ka Hin, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Poor service , unhelpful staff
Dianne, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Seonah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

mika, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

24 hour check in was great, although you have to download another app. We had a small private room with a double bed and ensuite. It was extremely clean and comfortable with a nice view of the Sydney Tower. Staff were all friendly. No parking is available so you have to pay in the nearby *expensive* Wilson parking lot (or there is free street parking parking between 10pm-8am on Saturday nights!)
LINDA, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The front reception crew were pleasant. It was a quiet place (except for the air conditioning). However, the photograph of the room (on the website) was deceiving as the it did not show how small the room was. The showers need small benches to put toiletry bags etc on so that they do not get wet and not placed onto a dirty floor.
Nadia, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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